SEPTEMBER 8, 2015 — Gulf Island Marine Fabricators, Houma, LA, last moth delivered the 180' x 48' x 11' 6'' towboat Rick Calhoun to Paducah, KY, headquartered tug and towboat operator Marquette Transportation Company.
Set for christening at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside on September 19, the vessel has a speed (pushing) of 8 mph.
Main propulsion power is provided by twin EMD 20-710 G7C T3 engines, each developing 4,200 HP at 900 RPM and driving twin 120" x 133" five bladed propellers in Kort nozzles via Lufkin RHS3200HG marine gears,
Ship's service power is provided by two John Deere gensets. each rated at 222 kW EAThe steering system is by EMI and electronics are by Furuno.